Arnotts Tim Tams. Two Chocolate biscuit (cookie) layers joined together by a caramel & chocolate filling, then the whole lot is dipped in milk chocolate. Simply irresistible! TIP: Try biting the ends off a tim tam and sipping your coffee through it (like a straw). Warning, it can get a bit messy! Contents: 9 tim tams per 175g packet (6.2oz) net. Don't forget to add a gel ice pack to aid in keeping your chocholate cool.
WHAT IS A TIM TAM?
Tim Tams are Australia's favourite chocolate biscuit (chocolate coated Cookie with a creamy center).
HOW POPULAR ARE TIM TAMS IN AUSTRALIA?
Arnott's reports that "Around 30 million packs are sold each year - that's nearly 300 million biscuits, or two packs for every Australian." That's a lot of Tim Tams! Yes, they're pretty popular with those Aussies!
Tim Tams were first launched in 1963. They were named after a horse that ran in the Kentucky Derby in 1958. A member of the Arnott family, Ross Arnott, attended the race day and decided 'Tim Tam' was the perfect name for the new biscuit he was about to launch. Since the launch of the Original Tim Tam biscuit Arnott's have now made eight different flavoured Tim Tams: Original, Chewy Caramel, Mocha, Double Coat and Classic Dark Chocolate, Special Edition Tim Tam Hazelnut, Limited Edition White Chocolate and new Special Edition Chewy Choc Fudge. (Source: www.arnotts.com)
WHAT DO TIM TAMS TASTE LIKE?
Tim Tams were developed so that the chocolate has a slight hint of caramel in it. Where as the cream in the center is more a vanilla, butter and chocolate flavor. Whatever the combination, it works well and tastes great.
INGREDIENTS (Tim Tam Original)
Milk chocolate (38%)(sugar, milk solids, cocoa butter, cocoa mass, emulsifiers (e322: soy, e476), flavouring), wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, golden syrup, colours (e102, e110, e129, e133, e150), milk solids, cocoa, salt, raising agent(e500), emulsifier (e322: soy) and flavouring. May contain traces of peanut, other nut, egg or seed.
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER BISCUIT (Tim Tam Original)
Energy 393kJ, Protein 1.0g, Fat 4.9g (Saturated 2.4g), Carbohydrate 11.3g (Sugars 8.2g), Sodium 31mg.
Australian Desserts: Try these yummy Tim Tam Caramel recipes...
Eat an icy-cold Tim Tam Caramel all on its lonesome.
CARAMEL TIM TAM HEAVEN
Crush 3 Tim Tam Caramels up into a dessert bowl, pour 1 shot glass of Port or Muskat over them, top with sweetened cream and chocolate sprinkles.
CARAMEL TIM TAMS WITH BERRIES & ICECREAM
Tim Tams served with strawberry and vanilla icecream sprinkled with some fresh berries.
CARAMEL TIM TAM CHEESECAKE
Make your favourite cheese cake however use crushed Tim Tam Caramel biscuits and butter to make the crust.
CARAMEL TIM TAM SLAM
Also known as the CARAMEL TIM TAM Suck or CARAMEL TIM TAM Bomb. Grab a Tim Tam Caramel and a warm drink (coffee, milo or tea). Nibble both ends off the biscuit and use it as a straw for your drink. When its saturated, quickly SLAM it in your gob before it falls apart. It can get kinda messy, but who cares when it tastes that GOOD!
CARAMEL TIM TAM CHOCOLATE SUNDAE
Twiggy at www.geocities.com recommends the "Tim Tam Caramel Sundae". Get 4 Tim Tam Caramel Chocolate Biscuits (roughly chopped), add extra creamy Ice Cream, then 2 tablespoons Hot Fudge Chocolate and sprinkle on some Toppings to taste.
TIM TAM CHEWY CARAMEL EXPLOSION
At Arnotts (www.arnotts.com) they suggest the Chewy Tim Tam Caramel Caramel Explosion. Get 1 pack Chewy Caramel Tim Tams roughly chopped, 8 generous scoops Vanilla Ice-cream & 8 tbs Caramel Topping with Chocolate sprinkles to garnish.
CARAMEL TIM TAM THICKSHAKE
The Editors at www.coffeebreak.com.au recommend the "Tim Tam Caramel Thickshake". Mix a packet of Tim Tams, 8 scoops of vanilla icecream & 400ml milk in a blender. Rich, thick and full of chocolate. Hmmm.
CARAMEL TIM TAM CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
At www.coffeebreak.com.au they also have this awesome recipe for "Tim Tam Caramel Chocolate Mousse". Get 2 packets Instant Chocolate Mousse (Mocha flavour works well), 1 packet Arnott's Tim Tam Caramel biscuits and 2 tbs Baileys. Method: Make up Chocolate Mousse according to packet details. Place the Tim Tams into a food processor and process into fine crumbs. Stir into mousse mix, and add Baileys. Stir gently. Allow to chill (as per mousse packet details). Then serve!
CARAMEL TIM TAM FONDUE
I haven't been able to find a Tim Tam Caramel Fondue recipe yet, but I'm sure it must exist. Hmmm, just imagine dipping fresh strawberries, pineapple pieces, berries, banana and mango into a warm thick Tim Tam Caramel sauce.
CARAMEL TIM TAM MARTINI
Make the Tim Tam Caramel Thickshake (above) but add nip of Baileys (Irish Cream Liquor), Frangelico (Hazelnut Liquor), Kahlua (Coffee Liquor) or Creme de Menth (Mint Liquor) to it.